Shepherd of the Hills Church 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville.
Hurricane relief monetary donations will be received until Oct. 8. All funds collected will be sent to Samaritan’s Purse. Friends for Life will begin their annual Baby Bottle fundraiser to support Genesis Pregnancy Center in Pottstown. Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts meet Thursday at 7:00 p.m. AA groups meet at the church on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m., Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Al Anon meets in the church on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Church is located at 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Bechtelsville Rev. Eugene C. Zaiser, Pastor 1749 S. Main Street, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Trinity’s events for the upcoming week: Our Sunday Worship Services are 10:15 a.m., Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Contemporary Worship Service 8:00 a.m., the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Please join us for the Chicken Pot Pie Dinner, Saturday, October 7th, The dinner includes apple sauce, corn, pepper cabbage, rolls & butter, apple crisp with ice cream. 3:00PM-7:00PM. Prices: Adults $9.00, Children ages 6-12 $4.50, Children Ages 5 and under Free. Take out orders will be available until 6:45P.M. Please call 610369-1281. Samaritan’s Purse-We are collecting “filled shoe boxes” for children, as a Christmas Project. Gift suggestions: School supplies, small toys, hygiene items, other items (t-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, etc. If you need a shoe box or have any questions, please see Kathy Kuser. Please return the filled boxes by Sunday, November 12th. Boy Scout Troop 511 will sponsor Hoagie Sales October thru May. The sales will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Orders will have to be placed on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The price is $4.00 each. There is ham, turkey, Italian or cheese—lettuce, onion, tomato, sides hot peppers or sweet peppers, Italian or mayo packets. If you are interested to order as a new person, please see Kitty Isett . Pick up will be at the old store every month. Thank you to those who have ordered hoagies in the past years. CRAFT SHOW – Please support the craft show on Saturday, October 21st, if you are a crafter or know someone who is, also by donating used books, helping out on the day of the show for an hour or two, or by shopping! In the mean time, please help us promote the Craft Show by taking a Craft Show Poster and hanging it in a public place which you may frequent! Thank you! Any questions, please see Cathy Yoder. Mark your calendars, the Christmas Cantata will be Sunday, December 17th, “The Song Heard ‘Round the World” by Joseph Martin at the 10:15 a.m. service. Encore presentation will be Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 3:00PM WAWA HOAGIES—As part of a Relay for Life Fundraiser, we are selling WAWA Shorti Hoagie Gift Cards for $4.00. Please stop by the Scrip table after church on Sunday or you can stop by the church office (MondayThursday 9-2) to purchase them. Please participate in Trinity’s Gift Card Program: With every purchase, Trinity earns a percentage of every dollar you spend. Our Gift Card program includes: Weis Markets, Redners Warehouse & Giant Foods. Scrip Cards can also be purchased for your favorite restaurants and stores. For additional information or for a list of retailers who participate in Scrip, please contact Pat Brensinger or www.glscrip.com You may sponsor Altar Flowers, the price for one vase is $25.00 and $50.00 for two vases, please see Mary Snyder. You may also sponsor the bulletins for $15.00 per week. When sponsoring flowers, please use a flower envelope found in the rack in the narthex or clearly mark the envelope. “Flowers” If you sponsored flowers in the past but no longer wish to, please let Mary Snyder (610-473-8885) or the church office know. Need a ride? We have volunteers in the congregation who are willing to provide transportation to medical appointments, etc., for those who can’t find a ride. Please contact Pastor Zaiser 610-322-0901 if you need a ride or would like to volunteer as a driver. Trinity’s events for the upcoming week: Sunday, October 8th-18th Sunday after Pentecost-9:00 a.m. Sunday School & New Members Class, 10:15 a.m. Worship Service, the Worship Assistants will be: Greeters: Sharon & Angie Renninger, Ushers: Carl Schaeffer, Jr., Sharon Renninger, Janice Sheetz, Kurt Yescavage, Acolyte: Katelyn Dulin, Crucifer: Nicole Kratz, Lector: Kurt Yescavage, Nursery: Sharon Renninger. Prayer Circle Meeting to follow. Monday, October 9th-6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts, Tuesday, October 10th-6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts, 7:00 p.m. Council Mtg., Wednesday, October 11th-6:30 p.m. Sewing Club, Thursday, October 12th-6:30 p.m. Senior Choir Practice, 7:30 p.m. Cantata Practice. For more information, please check out our website <www.trinitybech.com>.
Boyertown Mennonite Church 275 Mill St., Boyertown Pastor Nelson Shenk
Every Sunday morning we have Sunday School classes for all ages from 9-10 a.m., and worship at 10 o’clock. We also have quilting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sunday sermons can be heard athttp://boyertownmennonitechurch.org/ by clicking on “Audio of Services”. We love having visitors so come check us out. We can be reached at 610-369-1974 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Luke Lutheran Church 35 Wilson Ave. Gilbertsville
On Sunday, we’ll observe the 17th Sunday of Pentecost. The Adult Bible Study Class meets at 8:30 a.m. Please join us at 9:30 a.m. for the worship service. Holy Communion will be celebrated. The Senior Choir will sing, “High in the Heavens, Eternal God,” arranged by Smith. Following the service, A Reformation: 500Years Celebration study group will meet. Sunday’s topic will be “Toward Reformation 1000 – Evangelical.” Many thanks to Pastor Donald Nice, Pastor Luther Johnson, and Pastor Mary Ann Siefke for leading this group. The church office is closed on Monday in observance of Columbus Day. The blood drive will be held Tuesday. Keystone Miller Bloodmobile will be at St. Luke, in the upper parking lot. The Cherub Choir will rehearse Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. The Community Clothing Rack will be open for distribution on Wednesday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Please note: The Clothing Rack will also be open for distribution on Thursday night, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.!) Come out and volunteer your time with this beneficial community ministry! On Wednesday evening, the handbell choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m., and the Senior Choir at 7:30, p.m Congregation Council will meet Thursday night at 6:45 p.m. Please join us Sundays for worship at 9:30 a.m.! All are welcome!
St. Joseph’s Hill Lutheran Church Koch Road and Franklin Street in Pike Township
Worship news: October 8- 18th Sunday after Pentecost, Praise Band at 10am, Interpreter at 10 October 15- 19th Sunday after Pentecost CHOIR INFORMATION: The Junior Choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 6-6:30pm; Senior Choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm. Bethlehem Choir (K-2), begins on Wednesday, October 4 (time TBA). Christian Education News: Regular Sunday School classes for Pre-K thru Adult, 8:45- 9:45am, with an opening in the nave at 8:45am Day Care News: - A 10% discount is available for church families. For more information, please call 610-367-1980 or email email@example.com Youth and Children News: October 6- Hayride/corn maze at Wilcox Farm. Time TBA October 15- Regular meeting, 2:30-4pm October 29- Regular meeting, 2:30-4pm Other news: - Month-long fund drive for Navajo school in Rocky Point, AZ in October - Thanks to all who helped at the food stand at the Oley fair - Weight Loss group (TBMP)- next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. Oct. 4, 6pm - Meal and Music Ministry resumes Wednesday, October 4, 5:30pm - Workshop- “Church: Still Reforming or The Myth of the Good Old Days,” October 14 at Nativity Lutheran Church, Allentown - Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends passes available. Event scheduled for October 17. Benefits WELCA. - Ken Medema concert at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Allentown, Oct. 29, 3pm - Holy Land trip in January 2018- for more info, please contact Rev. Caitlin Kurtz at firstname.lastname@example.org - Simply Giving program now available- paper registration forms at church, or online through a link on our Website - Our Fellowship Hall is available for event use. We can accommodate bridal showers, baby showers, wedding anniversaries, birthday parties, AA, NA, Weight Watchers, and more. Please call Jill, Church Secretary, at 610-369-0990 “Like” our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/stjoeshill St. Joseph’s is located at the intersection of Koch Road and Orchard Road in Pike Township (mailing address: 244 Koch Road, Boyertown, 19512). The building is handicapped accessible. All are welcome to worship and other events held at St. Joseph’s Hill. Please visit our web site at www.stjosephshill.com for a calendar of events, history, a pastor’s page, and Day Care and PreSchool link. Pastor Jeff Odgren’s email: email@example.com Church Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org Worship times: Regular schedule, with worship services at 7:45 & 10am. Interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing normally on 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month. Sunday School: Regular schedule will resume on September 17, 8:45-9:45am. Church office phone 610369-0990; fax 610-3690912; email at secretary@ stjosephshill.com Day Care and Pre-School phone 610-367-1980; email email@example.com Worship/activity cancellation info: call the church office and wait for message, go online to wfmz.com, or check WBYN-FM, Boyertown.
Calvary United Church of Christ 1231Route 100 Barto, PA 19504 firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on Sunday, October 8th at 9:00 am for Sunday School for all ages and at 10:15 am for our Worship service led by Pastor Linda Kozlowski. After worship the Youth Fellowship will be having a meeting. Looking ahead, join us on Saturday, October 14th for our Pork and Sauerkraut dinner which will be held from 3-7 pm. The cost is a donation of your choice to our Relay for Life team, Calvary United Cancer Crusaders. Bible Study meets on Monday afternoons at 1:30 pm. We invite you to join us! Choir practice takes place every Thursday at 7:30 pm. Remember, you are always welcome and wanted at Calvary United Church of Christ. For no matter where you are on life’s journey, there is a place for you in our family of faith. Join us on Facebook! Everyday Pastor Linda will have a post of inspiration! This may be a prayer, quote or something else. You can find us on Facebook by searching Calvary United Church of Christ-Barto The church is located at 1231 Route 100 about a 2 miles south of Bally. Visitors are always welcome. The church is handicapped accessible. The church website is www.calvaryuccbarto.org
Church website: www. calvaryuccbarto.org Visitors are always welcome. The church is handicapped accessible.
Christ Lutheran Church 222 Niantic Road Barto, PA 19504
We invite you to join us on the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at our worship hours of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. Rev. Matthew Ollikainen will lead the congregation in the worship service; deliver the message for the day and the Children’s Sermon. The Prayer Shawls will be blessed during the services. AQ & A Session regarding the new Educational Worship will be held in the parlor. Confirmation will be held at 9:00 a.m. in room I of the church. Sunday School and Adult Sunday School classes have concluded and will resume with a new program beginning on October 22 at 9:00 a.m. Those ministering at the 7:45 a.m. service are: Acolyte; Erik Ollikainen; Lector; Charles Orner, and Greeters/ Ushers; Nancy and Keith Folk. Those ministering at the 10:15 a.m. service are: Acolyte; Samantha Johns; Lector: Holly Francisco; and Ushers/Greeters: Mike Appold and Holly Francisco. On Monday, October 9, the church office will be open from 9 a.m. till 12 noon. November Niantic News articles are due into the church office by Tuesday, October 10. Daisy troop #1206 and Brownie troop #1661 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall that evening followed by the Finance Committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. in room B. Mutual Ministry Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Bell Choir rehearsing at 6:30 p.m. and then the Senior Choir will rehearse at 7:30 p.m. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, the FUN committee will be hosting the FUN Family Fall Fest in the social hall with fall crafts, bobbing for apples and snacks and outside (bonfire and s’mores). The church is located at 222 Niantic Road between Routes 663 and 100 about a mile east of Bally. An Edu/ Worship for all ages is held at 9:00 a.m. beginning on October 22 in the sanctuary. Visitors are always welcome! The church is handicapped accessible and air conditioned! Visit the church’s website at www. christniantic.com for more news and information about the church and upcoming events.
Huff’s Union Church Hereford Township Pastor Jane M. Kropa
Sunday, October 8th - Worship is at 8:00 and the 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School is at 9:15. Sunday School is at 10:30. Confirmands - 9:15 a.m. Sunday, October 8th - Fall Fun Fest - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 3rd, Bell Choir - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4th Children’s Choir - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4th Ladies Aid Mtg. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 5th - Sr. Choir - 7:30 p.m. - Anyone interested in choirs may contact Mrs. Gloria A. Adams at 610-914-8116. Saturday, October 7th Small Group - 10:00 a.m. - 12:30p.m. Monday, October 9th - Union Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 10th - Bell Choir - 7:30 p.m. Website: www.huffschurch.com , Office 610-845-2626.